Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sheesh




The title of this post is all I was able to write when I sat down last week or month. I am not sure when because I haven't gotten to do much lately at all. It is a new year though, or at least it started twenty some odd days ago. My last post said I had a 5 month old and I now have a 8 month old. It's been a whirlwind. We are all sleeping a bit more at night but daytime downtime for me was nil until this week. He has taken a 40+ minute nap for 4 days in a row -- that's good for him. If there was a giant wooden ark somewhere near me I would knock it because I really like this new change and hope it sticks.

I am still typing as fast as I can for fear he'll wake up. I am not the fastest typist, and didn't like typing class in junior high, but I can guarantee this is the fastest I have ever mastered the keyboard. I don't love to do anything fast. I am a stop and smell the roses kind of person, but apparently if you want to get anything done with children around you must move quickly. I wasn't quite fast enough when he was taking half hour naps to take a shower and eat a meal so writing here took a backseat. Lets see how long this one takes to get edited and published.

I know when I started this blog I only had my daughter and one of the first posts was about lowering my expectations of what I can get done. Two kids take it to a whole other level. I am overwhelmed, to say the least. There are days when I feel a bit wacky for trying to manage morning until night without any help, but then there are days like today when I wake up to a smiley boy and girl, and am grateful that I am with them to witness it all. 

My girl these days is reading. Holy Cannoli, that happened sooner than I thought possible. She loves gymnastics, all things sparkling, playing the piano and over-loving her baby brother. She no longer needs a pull-up at night, and learned how to ice skate with me over the holidays. She loves her little friends, playing dress up, and eating sweets. She has a crazy sense of humor along with a brooding sensitive side -- she uses words like "terrible", "available", "delicate" and" bummer" almost daily and is the best cuddler I have ever known. 

My boy these days is biting. Holy crap it hurts and when I try to be firm with him, he thinks its the funniest thing ever. He has the best smile ever and can soften my mood even faster than a Mister Softee cone would. He is delicious!! He took a long time to get the eating thing down. He has two teeth and although he can use them well on me, he hadn't taken to anything tasty. I was discouraged but now suddenly this month he devours food. He loves to pull himself up to standing, he sits up and can get in and out of that position easily but doesn't quite crawl. He rolls to get around and loves a good game a peek a boo. His soft whispy hair is now growing over the tops of his ears. His smile is so big that he even wrinkles his nose and squints his eyes as if he is trying to squeeze just a bit more joy out of every grin.
These tiny moments of time to myself has allowed me to take a bit of a breath. If he keeps napping here and there I can sit down and type out the details of my day to day with these little munchkins. If not then well thats the way it goes I suppose, but I never want to forget this time. I know how fleeting it is, and just like my boy, I want to get as much of the good stuff as I can. It's too amazing to not take in every little bit.



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